Bull Market Should Run Another 3 Years: Goldman

Goldman Sachs says the bull market in U.S. stocks should continue for another three years. In its latest market outlook, Chief U.S. Equity Strategist David Kostin is forecasting a 15% gain in the S&P 500 over that period with a target of 3,100 by the end of 2020 and a 7% gain in the index this… Please follow and like us:

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BoA: Cash Levels Show Market Sentiment Remains Subdued

Even though equity markets around the world continue to march higher, and show no signs of slowing down anytime soon, it seems investors would still instead invest in bonds. According to the latest issue of Bank of America’s Flow Show Report, during the first week of January, investors withdrew $4.5 billion from equity funds ($3.9 billion… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Rally: The 2018 Sequel? Dow breaks 25,000, heads higher

WASHINGTON, January 6, 2018: During the last two weeks of December 2017, we and our portfolios were essentially out of action. From the looks of it, most investors deserted the field as well, save for a small but intrepid band of tax-loss sellers, shorts and permabears, all of whom enjoyed hammering the market down whenever they… Please follow and like us:

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Inflows Into Nearly Every Asset Class In 2017 – 2018 Warm Up Act?

Although the overarching story of global markets in 2017 was subdued volatility, overall there were net inflows almost entirely across the board – with global equity mutual funds/ETFs (US$281bn), bond funds (US$346bn), global money markets (US$145bn) and commodities (US$8.6bn) recording increases. Investors poured record net inflows of over $620bn into global equity mutual funds/ETFs and bond… Please follow and like us:

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Amazon To Prevent Inflation And Other Grey Swan Predictions For 2018

The end of the year is almost here, so we’re getting the usual flood of end-of-the-year and preview 2018 reports. Nomura analysts have entered the fray with their grey swan predictions for 2018, which include an interesting mix of tidbits such as lessons from the movies about 2018, continuing impacts of Amazon and e-commerce on inflation,… Please follow and like us:

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Warning to Veteran Advisors: Your Old Model Won’t Cut It With Millennials

Blunt message to veteran financial advisors: No way do millennials want FAs whose goal is to sell them products. They want advisors who focus on meeting their needs, as Eric Roberge, 38, a successful four-year “virtual advisor” targeting professionals in their 20s, 30s and 40s, told ThinkAdvisor in an interview. Roberge is unquestionably representative of the… Please follow and like us:

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VantagePoint Software Now Forecasting Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Utilizing Patented A.I. Technology

VantagePoint Software Now Forecasting Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Utilizing Patented A.I. Technology WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla., Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – VantagePoint Software, using patented Artificial Intelligence technology to predict stock market trends and trend changes made the official announcement today that traders can now use the software to forecast Cryptocurrencies. Actual chart from VantagePoint software showing… Please follow and like us:

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5 Predictions for the Future of Investing

The CFA Institute recently solicited video submissions about the future of global investing, an irresistible lure to those inclined to share predictions from their “crystal ball.” My submission highlighted five disruptive forces influencing the future of global investing, starting with many people’s favorite topic, artificial intelligence: 1. Artificial intelligence, big data and machine learning will be… Please follow and like us:

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Why Bitcoin’s Price Will Be Valued At $150,000 By The End Of 2018

Within my daily social life, I often ask people if they know about Bitcoin. For the last few years, most of the responses I received were either “No,” or “Isn’t that what people use for illegal activities?” But towards the end of this year, something changed. People started asking me, “How do I buy it?” and… Please follow and like us:

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Investors Pile Into Industrials Following Largest Outflows Ever

Last week I covered Bank of America’s weekly client flow trends report for the week ending 17 November, where the main takeaway was that private investors have started buying stocks again. Get The Timeless Reading eBook in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Timeless Reading in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on… Please follow and like us:

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How Exchange Rules Can Ease Turbulent Markets

Most Mondays we all just want to ease into the week, uneventfully. But on one particular Monday, a large overnight selloff in the Chinese equity market had many market observers anticipating a less than smooth start to Aug. 24, 2015. Shortly after the opening bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index tumbled 6% and the S&P… Please follow and like us:

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ETF Assets Predicted to Surge 73% by 2020: EY Global Report

Exchange-traded-fund assets are expected to reach $7.6 trillion by the end of 2020, up from an estimated $4.4 trillion at the end of September, according to a new report by EY, a consultancy firm. Several factors favor ETFs’ fast global expansion, the report said. These include the shift to passive investing, low yields, regulatory efforts around… Please follow and like us:

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BOA: Private Investors Are Buying Stocks For First Time Since 2008

For the past nine years, private investors have avoided stocks. According to Bank of America’s weekly client asset flow trends report, in every year since 2008, private clients have sold equities on a net basis. The only year to buck this trend was in 2015 when clients acquired a net $1.8 billion in stocks including ETF… Please follow and like us:

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A Dangerous Market Structure is More Worrying than Expensive Asset Valuations and Record Debt Levels

FASANARA CAPITAL letter for October “Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” – Leonardo da Vinci Get The Full Ray Dalio Series in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Ray Dalio in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to your colleagues A Dangerous Market… Please follow and like us:

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Dow soars as Wall Street bears retreat to their caves

WASHINGTON, November 16, 2017 – After days of battering by resurgent bears, Wall Street’s bulls have returned, at least for the day. The rampaging bears are heading back to their caves to hibernate this morning, as the Dow rockets ahead for a 200 point gain (+.83 percent) as of Thursday noon, ET. Other major averages are… Please follow and like us:

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